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Director of Landscape Operations

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Director of Landscape Operations Waterloo, WI McKay Nursery Company is an employee-owned (ESOP) business located in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Since 1897, McKay has been growing quality plants for wholesale and retail customers throughout Wisconsin and the United States. We are a full-service nursery as with a landscaping division that provides custom innovative designs, landscape installation and maintenance to customers surrounding Waterloo such as Madison, Milwaukee, and Lake Country just to name a few. This full-time salaried position is...

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Nursery Production Manager – Bentley Ridge Tree Farm & Nursery

Posted by on Jul 1, 2020 in Job Postings | 0 comments

Nursery Production Manager Bentley Ridge Tree Farm & Nursery is looking for a motivated Nursery Production Manager who is in charge of the supervision and direction of all horticultural functions related to inventory for the nursery; including: pruning, weeding, fertilization, irrigation, disease and pest control, and monitoring of general plant health. Our ideal candidate should have a passion for trees and the processes involved in growing and establishing the highest level of nursery stock. This individual should also possess strong...

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INLA Office Operations Temporarily Move During Construction

Posted by on Jun 22, 2020 in news, Slider | 0 comments

INLA Office Operations Temporarily Move  During Construction

The Grow Iowa’s Future with Agribusiness Capital Campaign has reached another milestone and work is ready to begin work on remodeling the Agribusiness Association of Iowa building, which is also the home office for Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association. On June 11, 2020, the INLA offices will be temporarily relocated to a building a few miles away on the east side of Des Moines. The office phone number, email addresses, and other contact information remain the same. We will continue to receive US Postal Service correspondence at the current...

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Pesticide Applicator Self-Service Site Now Available From IDALS

Posted by on Apr 7, 2020 in news, Slider | 0 comments

Pesticide Applicator Self-Service Site Now Available From IDALS

Pesticide applicators and licensed businesses have a new way to apply for their certification, pay fees, and check on their status. The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) has launched a self-service portal for pesticide applicators meant to streamline the certification process. Never Logged-in Before? First-time users will need to register to use the online site. Once registered, users can check on their status, pay fees, and retrieve certification numbers. The site also works for licensed businesses and private...

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Congrats & Thank You 2020 Auction Donors!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in news, Scholarships, Slider | 0 comments

Congrats & Thank You 2020 Auction Donors!

2020 INLA Scholarship Recipients Annually the Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association (INLA) provides scholarships to students who are pursuing majors in horticulture degrees at Iowa colleges. INLA is pleased to award the ISU Haber Scholarship Winner to Luke Dietrich of West Des Moines, IA and the Community College Scholarship to Taylor Greko of Kirkwood Community College. Harber Scholarship Luke Dietrich, ISU Community College Scholarship Taylor Greko, Kirkwood Community College   2020 Scholarship Auction Donors Thank you to all the...

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Ritter Joins INLA Hall of Fame

Posted by on Mar 18, 2020 in news, Slider | 0 comments

Ritter Joins INLA Hall of Fame

Ryan Ritter of West Burlington, Iowa, has joined the green industry’s top names in the INLA Hall of Fame. Ritter’s achievement was announced at the INLA annual meeting in February in Ames, Iowa. Ritter is the Landscape Manager for Ritter’s Inc. Ritter’s Inc. is a 3rd generation family-owned landscaping and garden center. He earned his BS in Horticulture from Iowa State University and is Past President of Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association. Ritter has a passion for the green industry. His continuous support to the...

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Schrock Named ICNP of the Year

Posted by on Mar 18, 2020 in news, Slider | 0 comments

Schrock Named ICNP of the Year

Dylan J. Schrock of North Liberty was Iowa Certified Nursery Professional (ICNP) of the Year at the 2020 INLA annual meeting. Each year the association leadership identifies an individual who exemplifies the characteristics that are key to an ICNP. Schrock currently works for the University of Iowa as their groundskeeper. He received his degree from Kirkwood Community College in Landscape Design. He also received the INLA Community College Scholarship in 2016. Most recently, Schrock participated as a volunteer for the INLA Day of Service...

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New Date Announced for Postponed Day of Service 9.26.19

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019 in Events, news | 0 comments

New Date Announced for Postponed Day of Service 9.26.19

2019 INLA Day of Service Coming Up Fast! WHEN: September 19, 2019 – NEW DATE: SEPTEMBER 26 WHERE: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa | 730 Hawkins Dr, Iowa City, IA 52246   For the 2019 Day of Service, INLA is traveling to Iowa City on September 19, 2019. Our volunteers and member companies are helping with a landscaping project at the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa. “The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois helps families with sick children stay close to each other and...

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Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Annual Symposium

Posted by on Aug 29, 2019 in Events, news | 0 comments

Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden Annual Symposium

Saturday, October 19, 2019. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The annual symposium is the Botanical Garden’s signature educational opportunity for advancing gardening in Iowa. Each fall, four internationally acclaimed lecturers visit Des Moines to speak about current topics that impact home horticulture, plant sciences and/or ecology. This year’s symposium theme is The Resilient Garden. Discover multi-layered, colorful and resilient gardens, from a rural presidential estate to the Brooklyn Bridge, that will inspire you to balance biodiversity with beauty in...

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Grieve Inducted Into the 2019 INLA Hall of Fame

Posted by on Mar 12, 2019 in news, Slider | 0 comments

Grieve Inducted Into the 2019 INLA Hall of Fame

Ames, Iowa – On February 23, 2019, the Iowa Nursery and Landscape Association (INLA) recognized Linda Grieve, owner of Perennial Gardens in Ankeny, Iowa. INLA honored Grieve at the INLA hosted awards ceremony during the Iowa State University Shade Tree & Short Course in Ames, Iowa. Grieve graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in psychology, after which she moved to Richland Missouri to teach elementary classes while her husband was serving in Korea for the United States Army. She eventually went back to school herself...

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